Are choke chains, prong collars and shock collars okay if used correctly?

The notion that, when used correctly, choke chains, prong collars and shock collars are good options, is common. We only need to take a look around social media to see these arguments raging on a daily basis. Aren't we all just animal lovers trying to do the best for our pets? On the whole, yes, … Continue reading Are choke chains, prong collars and shock collars okay if used correctly?

Contrafreeloading: Why animals may prefer to work for food

  We see the argument put forward frequently that our dogs actually prefer to work for food rather than getting food for free.  At first look, this seems illogical. Why would any animal choose a path of work and effort rather than a path of freebies?  Foraging, hunting, and seeking are innate behaviours which are … Continue reading Contrafreeloading: Why animals may prefer to work for food

WOULD YOU USE HOMEOPATHY ON YOUR PETS?

Pet owners may be attracted to the use of homeopathy as a natural alternative to conventional treatments.  The lack of side effects compared to the possible side effects of modern medicines is indeed appealing.  Practitioners of homeopathy believe that particular substances, when repeatedly diluted, may be used to treat the underlying cause of particular symptoms.  … Continue reading WOULD YOU USE HOMEOPATHY ON YOUR PETS?

The most beneficial thing you can do for your dog

Why is there often conflict, confusion, or frustration in the dog-human relationship? Whether it's training, husbandry, enrichment activities or just going for a walk, we are often entirely focused on the human perspective,  we generally go about these tasks with our entire focus on what we want.  We want to keep walking so we pull the dog away … Continue reading The most beneficial thing you can do for your dog